When it’s hot out, we wear light, eat hot and tell each other
“Now that’s a way to keep cool!”
Cool, because in Korea, we are so attached to the sensation that hot broth gives that we find it refreshing. In fact, there’s even the saying “fight heat with heat.”
At home, we do that. Almost everyday, even when we lived in LA. Boiled, reduced and eaten almost as it’s being served. Sometimes, we fire up the Iwatani and bring the pot to the table. Amongst the steam, we eat as we cook. Feeling the map to the stomach, we welcome the heat to take over, then reach for a drink. That — beer, wine or shochu — is always kept cold.